Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Those fouls are part of the reason I think the Big East could rightfully be considered overrated. Even poor teams can play great defense when fouling virtually every time down the court.
That's what I saw during most of the Louisville Pitt game this past weekend. Lots and lots of (uncalled) fouls, lots of missed shots.
If that's the best the BE has to offer, they won't put anyone in the Elite 8. For a team with 11 supposed NCAA teams, I'd call that overrated.
I think of the BE as a conference full of 6 foot 7 inch 220 lb guys that can jump, shoot at little and dribble a little. Every one of those players thinks they're going to the NBA.
It is also a conference of great coaches, which levels the field because a great coach can win with mediocre players. It's a weird conference. I think it's fair to say it's overrated a bit. When facing NCAA teams with good coaches as well it's clear these teams BE are not as dominant as we're led to believe.
Personally, I don't care for most teams in the BE due to the all too common result - 58-56. Lot's of bad shooting. 1 or 2 over hyped blue chip players per team. One team gets hot from 3 and it usually results in the win. I prefer the Big 12 and Big 10 matchups I've seen this year. I think OSU and Kansas will go far.